I'm not really sure how I feel about SOE's announcement that EverQuest 2 is opening up Free To Play (F2P) servers. The one thing I can say is that if a player like myself wants to have all the crafting classes on one account, it is a lot cheaper to purchase the F2P Platinum plan ($200/year) than to pay for a Station Access account ($30/month, or $360/year). I'll be interested to see if SOE adds 2-3 slots to a regular EQ2 account. If they do, then EQ2 is attractive to me again. Of course, I could wait until the population base on the subscription servers becomes small enough that they are merged onto the F2P servers. Why would I think that? Because the 14-day free trial is going to be cancelled and I think most new players will start on the F2P servers.
Interesting times are ahead for my former gaming home for 3 1/2 years.